In the recent few years, however, another health complication has gained increased attention from medical practitioners and the general public alike. The increased presence of junk food in stores and an ever increasing automation of tasks have merged to create one of the worst health conditions of any individual, obesity. Obesity affects nearly any nation on the planet. Even the healthiest countries such as Australia have cases of obese individuals in the population. Like the US, Qatar is significantly affected by obesity. Unfortunately for Qatar, it is the country suffering the most from obesity issues. This paper will be looking into obesity in Qatar in relation to the factors that have led to the rising cases of the health condition.
It is no doubt Qatar is the richest nation on the planet. Unfortunately, the country is also among the fattest as 17 percent people suffer from obesity (Al-Shammari and Ali Monahi 1). Half of all the adult population actually, suffer from obesity. For a long time, people have had the misconception that America is the fattest nation on the planet. Compared to Qatar, American is quite slim as only a third of its population are obese and only 8 percent of the total population suffering from obesity. Out of the total population of 1.7 million, about 250,000 are native Qataris. In the space of two generations, these natives have switched from a traditional subsistence way of life to an affluent one that is supplied with countless of servants. Qatar, like other GCC countries, is heavily endowed with the most important natural resource, oil. The fact that Qatar has so many resources has led to the country becoming very wealthy over the past few decades and presenting natives with a life they would never have dreamt of.
Obesity is a medical disorder where the body has excessive body fat that has accumulated to an extent that it posed significant health risks to the individual. Obesity can lead to a reduced live expectancy and